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    Does God Forgive?
    By: Maxine M.

    When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, SIN descended upon ALL the following human race
    Even that precious newborn baby will soon have a “my way” disposition in place
    A nature that longs to be in charge, disregarding the consequence they may face

    Because we’ve all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God, the bible declares
    Thus no one deserves God’s mercy, none of our good works to His awesome GRACE compares
    For He has a limitless supply which certainly can more than cover ALL our sinful errors

    But many think God will automatically forgive, so why worry about sin
    Thinking, those good works we do SHOULD erase those ungodly thoughts and deeds done by all men
    Whenever we give in to temptation we give excuses…give it a good spin

    Now God WILL forgive EVERY sin in which souls on earth choose to participate
    But there is a CONDITION on which our forgiveness is granted without debate
    It’s CONFESSING (owning the sin), acknowledging, turning away, a sense of regret create

    IF we confess our sins, He is FAITHFUL and just to forgive us every time we do
    Faith and belief are from the heart, but from the mouth comes the confession that’s due
    When wrong is admitted, a NEW personal relationship with the Creator you can construe

    Some talk about God in an off-handed way, but never speak of Jesus, His Son
    But They cannot be separated, as two different Beings, for the Father & Son are One
    For WHOEVER confesses that Jesus IS the Son of God, the way to eternal life has been won

    BUT when we reject Him and His offer of Salvation, we harden our heart and turn away
    Blame Him for our trouble, let His blessings go unappreciated, His commands disobey
    Hold bitterness & resentment in our heart, always looking for the place fault should lay

    Peter & Judas were both disciples, both walked with Him day after day
    Both saw His miracles, experienced being in His presence and both, in one day, would betray
    One out of fear for his life, one out of anger…the sin of greed he’d clearly portray

    Peter was filled with shame for his denial of even knowing the man
    True repentance & remorse was in his heart, the requirement forgiveness would demand
    Strengthened by Jesus’ words “feed my sheep”, at the head of Christ’s church he’d stand

    On the other hand, Judas, when he saw the CONSEQUENCE his betrayal had wrought
    He regretted the blood money, the 30 pieces of silver, only a sense of guilt it brought
    Went out and hung himself, instead of ASKING for forgiveness and the peace he sought

    Judas created the perfect example of how PRIDE can keep forgiveness from occurring
    If he’d humbled his heart or admitted his sin, from a horrible end he could have been deferring
    Such a simple thing to do, SINCERELY ASKING for forgiveness…the way to Heaven assuring

    So are YOU mad at God? Want nothing more to do with our Holy Father at all?
    Perhaps He hasn’t answered your requests the way YOU wanted or He seems to just stall
    He has a far better plan in the long run, but you only see an obstructive wall

    You’ve tried to ignore Him, thoughts of Him NEVER cross your mind
    Or you think there can never be forgiveness for what you’ve done, your sins are the ultimate kind
    So you plan to keep them secret, no thought of confessing them & leaving them behind

    But you WILL do it NOW or do it LATER…the choice is yours to make
    For He has declared, one day EVERY knee will bow & EVERY tongue will confess…every soul partake
    Why not do it NOW?! Let His forgiveness bring you peace…your place in eternity take

    Don’t be like those first parents, making excuses, spreading blame all around
    Listening to what YOUR will calls you to, instead of HIS will expound
    Quit trying to protect yourself instead of acknowledging all wrongs found

    How foolish not to avail yourself to His offer of FREE Grace
    By refusing to confess, asking for forgiveness, His Gift of Salvation EMBRACE
    Don’t be like Judas and let PRIDE keep you from His forgiveness…ALL your sins erase!
    sigpicAll poems/prose I post are written by my mom, Maxine M. (Pictured) ...given to her from our Lord. May they bless and encourage all who read. Please feel free to share them with anyone!
    Judy for Jesus